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understand people's concerns. thank you. >>> president obama back in washington after celebrating his re-election in chicago. the president has a number of pressing issues on his plate too. the white house and congress are promising cooperation before crippling tax hikes and budget cuts automatically kick in on all americans in the new year. the president is also expected to have to appoint a new secretary of state and treasury secretary. >>> in virginia, election officials are considering changes now after long lines forced some to wait for hours to cast their ballot. the commonwealth is now considering switching from the touch screen machines to optical scans. in maryland, turnout was less than in 2004 and 2008 but there were still a lot of complaint about long lines and registration issues. election officials are now investigating those voting problems. a lot of people experience those lines. >> lots of long lines especially with early voting. >> i saw lines at the polling place where i went the day of election day. a long line of people just for issues and problems they were having. i went ri
conference since being re-elected. it is set to begin at 1:30 this afternoon in the east room of the white house. the president is expected to address a number of issues that include negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff, the growing david petraeus scandal and the deadly consulate attacks in benghazi, libya. >>> a fox 5 follow-up. a major shake-up at d.c. schools. >> we now know which schools are slated to close. we'll get a full report coming up. first, here is tucker barnes. >> got cold overnight. our temperatures overnight back in the upper 20s and low 30s. you will want a jacket. i'll have all the details on the wednesday weather forecast and julie wright has a look at your traffic coming up in just a couple of minutes. minutes.  >>> welcome back to fox 5 morning news, this is a live look outside right now of reagan national airport. it is wednesday, november 14th, 2012. now, that was a clear picture we just saw a few minutes ago. this is what could be in store for us because, you know, wintertime. we'll have a better idea of how northern virginia will deal with the snow in the comi
a high profile fall from grace. brown held the district's second highest local elected office before pleading guilty in june to providing false information on bank loan applications. one of the loans was for a 39- foot, 330-horsepower boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. another case involved an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance and that found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions and expenditures and that $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company controlled by brown's brother. now, initially brown said that he didn't do anything wrong and he said he was not going to resign but it was just a few days after that that he did plead guilty and resign his position. prosecutors said he deserved credit for that. and also he said he didn't default on any of his loans so he prevented any financial loss. in their sentencing memo, they also said that kwame brown really has paid a heavy price for his crime as he sh
a stern tone when he addressed the benghazi attack touring his first news conference since husband re-election. he defended susan rice for her comments on the attack and blasted her critic. melanie alnwick is live with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today, the house and senate intelligence committees hold their long-awaited hearings on the controversy surrounding the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they are hoping to finally sort out what happened, why there wasn't enough security, who knew about the terrorist ties and whether they knew about that. president obama took on some of those controversies in a wide- ranging press conference yesterday. republicans have been furious about what they see as a changing time line from the white house. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were coiled trying to defend the post in that ambush. they say u.s. ambassador susan rice gave inaccurate information during her appearances on five sunday talk shows the week after the attack blaming the tax on a video that insulted the prophet mohammed. critics say it
of america was focused on the election, behind the scenes, cia director david petraeus is being advised to resign as his affair was about to become very public and now members of congress are asking questions about the timing. david petraeus and paula broadwell first met in the spring of 2006. four years later, a dissertation written by broadwell about the four-star general developed into something much more. >> i had been working on this project as my dissertation and when he went to afghanistan in the summer of 2010, i decided it turn it into a book. i shot him an e-mail and said i'm going to go for it. i showed up in afghanistan. >> reporter: the fbi discovered at fair between petraeus and broadwell while the agency was investigating harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to jill kelley. kelley is a long-time friend of petraeus and his wife holly. no word on how kelley and broadwell are connected. >> that is crazy. read about the story in the last few days but i didn't realize people involved were right down the street here. so it is interesting. but it's sad. it's too bad. >>
by the end of the year. today, president obama will make his first remark on the crisis since his re-election. sherry ly is live on capitol hill with the details. >> reporter: well, wisdom, it was the inability of congress to come to some sort of agreement on this that put us in this position. now, the nation faces recession unless lawmakers can find some sort of agreement. today n an address from the white house, the president will up the pressure on congress. without a deal to avert the so- called fiscal cliff, automatic tax increase and government spending cuts across the board would go into effect in january. the cuts would likely hit the d.c. region hardest given the large federal work force and a local economy largely built around the federal government. democrats want to let bush era tax breaks for the wealthiest americans expire while republicans prefer raising money through tax reform. leaders of both parties say they want to work together but as the president prepares to address the issue today, there is little time left. >> people making all this m
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